|The Ambassadors - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of The Ambassadors by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford Henry James considered The Ambassadors his best, or perhaps his best-wrought, novel. It plays on the great Jamesian theme of Americans abroad, who finds themselves in an older, and some would say richer and more sophisticated, culture that that of the United States. The protagonist is Lambert Strether, a man in his fifties, editor of a small literary magazine in the manufacturing town of Woollett, Massachusetts, who ...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook; American Literature
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|The Turn of the Screw (version 2) - Henry James|
LibriVox recording of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Henry James' classic ghost story comprises the written testimony of a young governess, charged with looking after two small children at an isolated country estate, who believes they are being haunted. As the story progresses, the governess' increasingly frenetic narration provokes the question: is she insane, or are the ghosts real? (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) For further information, including links to online ...
Keywords: librivox; audio; james; ghosts; thriller; mystery; novella; Victorian
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|Sir Nigel - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; Historical Fiction
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